The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Nursing is designed for students who already have a degree and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be fulfilled by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Nursing prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career caring for children, and their parents, at different stages of the developmental spectrum who have had injuries, suffered accidents, acquired disease or have a range of healthcare needs.Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge, skills and interests in both general medicine and surgery in addition to specialist areas. You will learn through a range of methods including academic study, simulated practice learning and clinical placements where you will have the opportunity to work alongside other health care professionals in a multidisciplinary team. The course combines theoretical study with clinical experience gained at London’s leading hospitals, trusts and community settings. The School's facilities feature an excellent Clinical Skills Centre, including a simulated wards, where you can prepare for your practice experience. Whilst on clinical placements you will also benefit from exposure to the capital’s diverse population.
On successful graduation you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which provides an internationally recognised professional qualification enabling you to practice in the UK and overseas.
Part One of the course is 26 weeks and focuses on the Foundations in Health and Nursing. This part includes the following modules:
' HSM001 Relationship Centred Care and Concepts of Biology for Health (Theory)
' HSM101 Engaging in Practice 1 (Practice)
Part Two is 37 weeks and focuses on acute and long term care. This part includes the following modules:
' HSM132 Experiencing Acute Care, Diagnostics and Treatment (Theory)
HSM201 Engaging in Practice 2 (Practice)
' HSM043 Experiencing Long Term Care, Rehabilitation and Recovery (Theory)
Part Three is 27 weeks and focuses on the development of leaders and managers of care. This part includes the following modules:
' HSM051 Leading and Managing in Professional Practice (Theory)
' HSM301 Engaging in Practice 3 (Practice)
Depending on the RPL Practice claim submitted by students there is a further 500 hours of clinical practice to be completed.
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- Applications are welcomed from a wide range of disciplines with a lower second class honours degree or above. Applicants must show an awareness of health or health-related care issues.
- Applicants must have a minimum of five passes at grade 4 (C) at GCSE, including English and Mathematics. Please note, we will not accept any equivalent qualification, only GCSEs.
- We also take into account previous work experience.
- You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced disclosure and barring service clearing. Academic and character references may be requested. Successful completion of Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is required.
- Due to the high demand for places shortlisted prospective applicants will be required to attend an assessment day held at City, University of London where they will be required to demonstrate their numerical and literacy skills in addition to values that match those of the NHS Constitution. For further information and example tests, please visit our Selection Day page.